I’m a guy whose first reaction to any new product or opportunity, is to ask “how much does it cost”? I didn’t know that was something extraordinary, until one of my friends pointed it out. If you have at least one friend like me, you know the type. Some people see me as a buzzkill, but i think being concerned about my finances is part of my responsibility as an adult. So, with that being said, i wanted to devote this post to talking about best bargains on golf clubs, bags, shoes and other golf stuff right now. There are many opportunities to save money – such as buying used golf clubs, or buying one from your friend, but we hope to discuss the less obvious ones.
One of the best deals right now are on Nike golf clubs. If you haven’t heard yet, Nike decided to quit golf club market and stop making any more golf clubs. So prices on their golf clubs, especially the old models, which can’t compete with the brand new models from competitors, started shaking. They may be sold out on Amazon and major sporting goods stores, but if you source some smaller stores in your local area, it’s very likely that you will manage to get one for very good price. You can ask around for used Nike golf clubs. Some people decided to give up playing with Nikes for some reason, and they are willing to trade those clubs for pretty attractive prices. It’s perhaps because of ending of sponsorship that Nike had with Tiger Woods, but i think it’s strange reason to stop playing with your beloved club. I have bought used Nike Vapors myself, and i wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Another good deal is to buy club models for last years. Golf club manufacturers have this scheme to trick people into buying into new golf club – they launch new, improved models of certain popular golf clubs every year. So people, wanting to keep up with the times, people rush to buy new clubs and all this money flows back into the manufacturers’ cash reserves to make new golf clubs, and cycle goes on. And you can cheat this scheme by buying used, or new models from last year. They are largely discounted and quality is pretty much the same. If you can find them in used but good condition, you’re in even better luck. Those clubs cost peanuts, and last almost as well as new one. I have had one or two good purchases like that, and they were my favorite clubs which i didn’t replace until they literally broke down.
I hope my tips helped some of you, and i’d love to hear tips from you as well, if you are willing to share them in comments.